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Table 1 Clinical parameters after ASCT according to presence or absence of ASIPs on serum IEF

From: Prognostic value of unrelated atypical serum immunofixation patterns during Multiple Myeloma therapy

Characteristics Presence of ASIPs
(n = 42)
Absence of ASIPs
(n = 23)
Age at dx (years) 58 ± 5 54 ± 7a
ASCT   
 1 ASCT (n)
 2 ASCT (n)
11 (26.2 %)
31 (73.8 %)
11 (47.8 %)
12 (52.2 %)
Salmon-Durie (n)   
 IA 5 (11.9 %) 0
 IIA 7 (16.7 %) 5 (21.7 %)
 IIIA 23 (54.8 %) 13 (56.5 %)
 IIB 2 (4.8 %) 1 (4.3 %)
 IIIB 5 (11.9 %) 4 (17.4 %)
ISS (n)   
 I 8 (19.0 %) 3 (13.0 %)
 II 22 (52.4 %) 15 (65.2 %)
 III 12 (28.6 %) 5 (21.7 %)
Relapses (n) 29 (69.0 %) 18 (78.3 %)
Deaths (n) 13 (31.0 %) 14 (60.9 %)b
  1. DX – Diagnosis, ASCT – Autologous stem cell transplantation, ASIPs – atypical serum immunofixation patterns, ISS – International Staging System.aP = 0.012, Kruskal-Wallis test; bP = 0.019, chi-square test.